One Shots: Playing favorites

    
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Oh sure, we all say that we’re impartial and we love all our alts the same… but admit it, there is one race that you secretly favor and shower with love and affection. In this week’s edition of One Shots, our readers shared their favorite MMO races of all time.

For Rafael, it’s Blade and Soul’s smallest class: “My fave race is the Lyn. These humanoid woodland creatures are more cuddly than they are menacing. They are too cute and easily dismissed. BUT that is a mistake because they are great warriors no matter your combat preference. Here is my Lyn Rolie. He may need a new prescription for glasses, but should you cross him, he will put you on your ass.”

Lenscrafters: Proudly serving fantasy communities since the Dark Lord’s return!

Poor Vincent, he just can’t make up his mind on this subject.

“Yes, I’m a proud member of fantasia anonymous in Final Fantasy XIV,” he said, “and I’m proud to say I’ve gone two days without changing my race. Sigh.”

At least you’re looking tremendous while dumping your life savings into Square Enix’s pockets!

Hurbster, an adventurer of few words, put it succinctly with his favorite Elder Scrolls Online race: “Quite fond of Dunmer.”

And Dunmer is quite fond of you, too.

“After years of playing my evergreen Night Elf, I had to take a WoW-cation. I tried the FFXIV free trial – and fell in love with mah spunky Miqo’te Kitty Girl! Here she is with her response to someone asking her opinion about the current patch in WoW.”

We need to make “WoWcation” a popular phrase. Go forth, my internet minions, and make it happen!

Leave your jacket behind / Lean out and touch the treetops over town / I can’t wait / To kiss the ground / Wherever we touch back down

Hikari is having fun in Black Desert: “I don’t really have a favorite race in MMOs, mostly because I only play a few high fantasy games and play humans more than not. I am having more fun than expected with the Shai though. They are adorkable. And they get instruments soon.”

Here’s my offerings this week, a picture from Guild Wars 2’s Halloween celebration. The screenshot challenge for the daring among you is to submit a picture of “dark beauty,” whatever you interpret that to be!

Every week, One Shots shines a spotlight on the best community screenshots from your MMO adventures. If you have a great pic to share, email it to justin@massivelyop.com with the subject “One Shots.” Make sure that the picture is over 880px wide and comes with a description or story!

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Natalyia

It’s not really “beauty in the dark”, more “big vs. small” – but maybe “cute, even facing monsters in dark places” counts?

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Hikari Kenzaki

Okay… I’m laughing so hard right now because I was thinking “I wonder if some of the pictures we got this week should go into Sunday’s One Shots…”

I just loved how the lighting on this turned out. Not, beauty in the dark, but more a shining beacon of good in a dark, decayed alley of evil

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hurbster

Made a vampire. Not really sorted out the clobber yet.

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Hirku

The dark queen holds court.

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rafael12104

Nice. SWTORs lightening Sorcs are definately dark beauties.

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rafael12104

Wow. Thanks for the mention. My little Lyn thanks you too. And the unofficial sponsor, Lenscrafters, is grateful as well.

Sarah Walker, my Sith Inquisitor in SWTOR, is my dark beauty. She is very powerful and her face would not succumb to corruption. And although she isn’t truly evil, being born a slave darkens her world view significantly. She is Chaotic Neutral at best.

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Natalyia

“Dark Beauty”eh? Well, let’s see.

I’ve got my black-clad Dark Knight in BDO, admiring the Heidel sunset, Natalyia cast in a good light in a dark place in TSW, Hikari setting a course for adventure in Star Citizen, and another shot of Hikari, this time in Conan Exiles I mocked up into a promo image.

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Vincent Clark

My dark beauty.

P.S. Thanks for the shout out, Justin.

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Utakata

There’s a bad moon on the rise…

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Zulika Mi-Nam

Behold the horror of the GW2 currency tab. How many different ones do ya need, yikes.

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blah blazh

They really should consolidate the currencies. But as a slight defense for them, their intention was make it so you get the currency to get rewards for that particular map. If they consolidate them then people would just farm the easiest area to get the rewards they want

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Minimalistway

that’s too much indeed, is there currency that goes into your bags? because some MMOs have currency tab but not all of them and it makes no sense.

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JonBuck

Scrolling, scrolling, scrolling…yikes!

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Utakata

Least WoW’s currency tab is separated by expansions…but yeah. This is a definitely good candidate for pruning that up. :(

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rafael12104

Yeah…. it makes me sick. Physically sick. Especially if you haven’t played the game in a while and you come back to that

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Hikari Kenzaki

Can you really have a Dark Beauty challenge without Secret World?

There is something to be said for holding a wedding outside a haunted mansion. These were taken 4 years ago this month, so yes, they are TSW, not SWL.

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Hikari Kenzaki

And then there’s Liz. “A riot of color in a dreary, grey world.”

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miol

Are there stages of grief, when you die yourself? o.O
Is this one below denial, anger or bargaining? ;P
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Hirku

“Fresh fish! Fresh fish! We’re reelin’ them in!”